Love to Read: The Odyssey with Lara Williams (in person at Manchester Poetry Library)

  • DATE

    16 June 2022

  • TIME

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Manchester Poetry Library
    Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 3BG

From the prize-winning author of Supper Club comes a wickedly funny and slyly poignant new satire on modern life.

The Odyssey is a pitch perfect satire of contemporary life as a bored cruise ship employee with a chequered past finds herself enrolled in an increasingly alarming mentorship scheme. Join the author at Manchester Poetry Library to discuss her work as part of Manchester Festival of Libraries 2022.

Love to Read is a programme established to encourage students at Manchester Metropolitan University to read for pleasure. “Reading for pleasure” or “leisure reading” are both terms used interchangeably to mean reading done primarily for enjoyment. This includes the reading of fiction or non-fiction books. Love to Read showcases some of the excellent reading material held at Manchester Metropolitan Library and Manchester Poetry Library that might not necessarily be connected to our students’ academic studies. For Manchester Festival of Libraries 2022, we would like to welcome students, staff and the public to join us.


Visit Manchester Poetry Library during Manchester Festival of Libraries 2022: Manchester Poetry Library is Manchester’s newest library, and we are open to the public. Throughout the festival, we will be running 20 minute introductory tours of the library Wednesday to Saturday at 1pm. There will also be a late tour on Wednesday at 6pm (booking is advised). Family activity packs will be available, so please come explore our children’s section. The Poetry Library is currently hosting Abigail Reynolds’s Elliptical Reading project as part of the British Art Show 9. We stock an extensive collection of poetry journals and books in different languages. You are also welcome to explore our poetry on vinyl collection. So, if you’ve not visited us yet, why not come along during the Festival of Libraries 2022 to find out about membership, our programme and what’s on offer. We are open to all.